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Jan 6, 2013 12:30pm PST
chris christie yelling at him that was because of the vote on reliefer hurricane sandy. he is taking a beating. >> becse 's trying to do something. he tried to do something in december with his plan b and his party walked on him. he then abdicated his responsibility and lifted up to the senate to act. the senate gave him a proposal and it turned out of his caucus would not support him on doing something about that either. that he has just tried. part -- his party will not let him. >> he is a deal maker. >> paul krugman tells me that i live in a centrist fantasy, but it is a fantasy i would like to see actually happened. >> what lies ahead for speaker boehner docks >> it is a tricky, treacherous path. they did some rip. today on the house floor just to make sure some of those republicans stay with the speaker. he had to hundred 17 republicans. no democrats voted for him. they barely eked out. i am paraphrasing but he said the difference between the boys down the men in politics is that the boy is run for higher office to be something. i agree that he is a product directed legislate to
PBS
Jan 8, 2013 4:30pm PST
focus." >> susie: an update tonight on the cost of hurricane sandy. fitch ratings says the super storm has so far caused as much as $17 billion in reported losses. by the time the recovery is over, fitch expects sandy's cost to top $20 billion. new jersey is one of the states hit hardest, and, today, governor chris christie talked about the storm's toll on his state's economy. >> there's no question that sandy hit us hard. there's also no question that we're fighting back with everything we've got. sandy took a toll on new jersey's economy just when we were coming back from a national recession. sandy disrupted our economic life. cars weren't bought, homes weren't sold and factories couldn't produce. from those things, we can catch up, and we are catching up. make no mistake-- as common sense would tell you, sandy hurt new jersey's economy. >> susi: christ today pledged to devote the nal year of his first term in office to rebuilding and reinvigorating areas of the state devastated by hurricane sandy. >> tom: as the drama over the fiscal cliff played out in washington, car racing may h
PBS
Jan 3, 2013 4:30pm PST
to help victims of superstorm sandy. house speaker john boehner nixed the vote in the last hours of 2012, drawing a firestorm of criticism. it comes up in the house in two parts- the first tomorrow, and the other mid-january. >> the next act will begin a couple of months from now, probably in late february, early march, when we hit the debt ceiling and when the automatic spending cuts come into play again, and either have to be replaced with other spending cuts, or again, kicked down the road. >> reporter: these are the same issues that snarled congress in the summer of 2011, and again during the fiscal cliff debate. there's little hope for a better outcome this year. president obama has promised not to negotiate with the new congress on raisg the debt ceiling, but republicans are ready to use it to force major federal spending reforms and tame the national debt. right now, the u.s. owes $16 trillion, but some calculate our total liabilities much higher. and as congress jumps from small deal to small deal as they have been, analysts worry big problems are just getting bigger. >> $60 tril
PBS
Jan 4, 2013 4:30pm PST
late than never. 11 weeks after hurricane sandy hit the east coast, congress finally signs off on $9 billion in federal aid for storm victims. and the outlook for o.j. florida's orange juice industry has seen some good weather, but a citrus disease threatens to take juice prices higher. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r." >> tom: steady as she goes, that's the latest word on the s companies kept up a consistent pace of hiring last month. employers added 155,000 new jobs to their payrolls in december. that was slightly less than expected, but close to the amount added in november. the nation's unemployment rate also held sady at 7.8% and the job gains last month were spread throughout the economy. still, there is little optimism hiring will gain much momentum this year. suzanne pratt has the story. >> reporter: 153,000-- that's the average number of jobs the economy created every month of last year. while it's not an awful, it's not impressive, either. and, for the millions of americans still out of work, the job market remains downright depressing. >> 150,000, it's moderate,
PBS
Jan 4, 2013 10:00pm PST
performance in 15 months. much of that was due to reconstruction from hurricane sandy. other bright spots were health care, which added another 55,000 workers; restaurants and bars, which gained 38,000 more employees; and manufacturing, with 25,000 new positions. alan krueger is chairman of the president's council of economic advisors. >> i think we're seeing the job market continuing to heal. the economy's continuing to heal from the very deep damage that was caused by the financial crisis. >> brown: even so, there were also indications of continued sluggishness in december. the unemployment rate was 7.8%. that's up a tenth from the initial reading in november, which was revised upward today. and the number of unemployed rose 164,000 to 12.2 million. that number rises to nearly 23 million once part-time workers and those who've given up looking for work are added in. most economists expect modest growth but little overall improvement this year, as the pace of job growth remains too low to make much of a dent in the unemployment rate. we get an enomic snapshot of different regions of the count
PBS
Jan 3, 2013 5:30pm PST
caucus, and criticism for delaying a vote on hurricane sandy funding. boehner grew emotional as he dressed the chamber today. >> if you ve come he humbled by the opportunity to serve; if you have come here to be the determined voice of the people; if you have come here to carry the standard of leadership demanded not just by our constituents but by the times, then you have come to the right place. >> woodruff: today, he won another two-year term as speaker with 220 votes. a dozen republicans either voted against him, voted present, or abstained. with the voting over, the speaker swore in the new house. >> congratulations, you are now members of the 113th congress! >> woodruff: one of the first orders of business will come tomorrow, a vote on the first installment of sandy aid. then, there's a full plate of challenges left by the last congress. within the next two months, the lawmakers will again face the prospect of automatic spending cuts and the need to raise the nation's debt ceiling. >> brown: still to come on the "newshour" tonight: weighing the fiscal cliff deal; charges in t
PBS
Jan 7, 2013 9:00pm PST
-- not just for the usa, but for planet earth. that's the message delivered by hurricane sandy, and by almost all the extreme weather of the past two years. and here in the first month of the new year, it's the message from the most informed scientists in the world. they're scared, for real. and they say that unless we slow the release of global emissions fromossil fuel sloit enough to keep the planet's temperature from rising by two degrees celsius, or 3.6 degrees fahrenheit, the earth's polar ice sheets will melt away -- with catastrophic consequences. time's running out. not one, but two major scientific reports in the last few weeks have concluded that the rapid increase in fossil fuel emissions makes that increase of two degrees celsius all but inevitable. this headline in the "national journal" spells it out. "it's already too late to stop climate change." yet as the clock ticks away and warnings mount, official washington irresponsibly continues to look the other way. and so does the beltway press -- as demonstrated in that town hall debate last fall when cnn's candy crowley almost --
PBS
Jan 7, 2013 4:30pm PST
expected to be very low. >> reporter: specifically, businesses felt after effects from hurricane sandy, and they were unwilling to spend with all the fiscal cliff uncertainty. on top of that, demand from europe as well as china was weak. but, here's the good news. a low earnings hurdle ultimately makes it's easier for companies to impress investors. and, s&p's sam stovall says they could get a little help from lower expenses. >> the things that might end up acting as tailwinds i think could be a near 8% decline in the cost of oil and also the reduction in the commodity costs. >> reporter: digging into the q4 numbers, six out of 10 sectors are expected to post a gain in profits, with financials and consumer discretionary stocks topping the list. on the other hand, the industrials sector has the weakest anticipated growth. still, anticipation of an anemic earnings season has yet to trouble the stock market. don't forget the s&p 500 hit a five-year high on friday. >> i think all of this has to do with anticipation. that things are expected to get better. that there is a muted v-shaped rec
PBS
Jan 4, 2013 11:00pm PST
sandy we couldn't-- we couldn't ask people to come in re as audiences, i kind of got excited about that. >> rose: that's great. you got excited about the fact. and you went out and said there's no audience. >> i wanted to see what that was like. and then we did it two nights. that was good. to do it one night would have been no good because then the second night i knew what to expect. and then okay, so we did that. so i-- i look forward to that. i mean i'm sorry for the circumstances, obviously. >> but it was a new challenge. >> uh-huh. >> there is the sense that r a while you were a loner. >> a loner. >> a drifter. a man wanted in several states. >> rose: that's right. a man who would get in his porsche and drive up there at speeds beyond light. >> yeah. >> rose: but also -- >> a-- syke path. multiple personalities. >> rose: i man who had obsessions of owning lat lots of land in montana and snt barts. >> collected jars of his own urine. >> rose: i thank you, it's a pleasure. >> well, thank you. honestly, i'm so grateful. and i just want to say, in the beginning when we came here, i was
PBS
Jan 8, 2013 5:30pm PST
children and six adults died at sandy hook elementary school. >> it brought back a lot of memories about what that was like for us some two years ago today. and you hopehat that -- this kind ofhing doesn ppen again. you know what? it does happen again. >> woodruff: and gabrielle giffords made her own one-word appeal. >> when it can happen to children in a classroom, it's time to say -- >> enough. >> woodruff: kelly and giffords also announced in "u.s.a. today" that they're launching a political action committee-- americans for responsible solutions. they said they will raise the funds necessary to balance the influence of the gun lobby and will line up squarely behind leaders who will stand up for what rig. to date, the pair complained, congress has done nothing at all despite the string of mass killings. but since newtown, president obama has commissioned vice president biden and an administration task force to find a way forward. biden is meeting this week with various groups, including a representative of the national rifle association. presidential spokesman jay carney. >> the n.r.a.
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